Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund
The Fund supports individuals and organisations with a direct mining connection, who are in genuine need of financial assistance. It will fund: the organisation and provision of outdoor and indoor recreational facilities including sports, games, pastimes, arts and crafts, holidays, excursions, outings and entertainment's the provision and maintenance of convalescent accommodation and aid in the rehabilitation of the disabled; the provision of comforts for the aged, sick, infirm and disabled; the promotion and maintenance of youth clubs and youth courses; co-operation with individual miners' welfare schemes and other centres in predominantly mining communities in promoting activities of the foregoing kinds within or including their own districts; the relief of distress occasioned by any accident occurring in the coal mining industry in Scotland involving the loss of life or serious or permanent injury to any person employed in the said industry and the relief of distress shall include the making of provision for or towards maintenance, education and training of the dependants of any persons losing their lives or sustaining serious or permanent injury in any such accident as aforesaid.
- When to apply:
- The Trustees meet quarterly to consider grant requests.
- Next deadline:
No deadline date
- Charities only:
- How to apply
- Write to request a grant, including as much information as possible to avoid any delay caused by questions raised by the Trustees prior to grant issue.
It is important to highlight links to the coal mining industry in the grant request.
Contact Mr Ian McAlpine, Secretary to the Fund on 01506 635550 for further information.
- Applicants must have a direct mining connection
Fund award sizes
No minimum provided
No maximum provided
- Annually awarded:
- Notes on award amounts:
- No notes on award amounts
- Arts and Cultural Activities
- Community and capacity building
- Community facilities
- Education and Training
- General charitable activities
- Health and social care
- Organised Sport
- Recreation and social activities
- Economically/socially disadvantaged
- Older people
- People affected by ill-health
- People with disabilities
- People with physical disabilities
- People with sensory impairments
- The local community
- Young people